The crip, cool Texas air carries many smells this time of year. From the dense scent of fireplaces ablaze to delight of your favorite holiday season meal in the oven, it is a joyful time of year.

With the family coming into town soon, it is time to start planning the dinner menu. Why not add a delicious and nutritious pork tenderloin to the menu?

Pork tenderloin is a lean cut that is packed with 22 grams of protein (per 3oz serving size). In fact, pork tenderloin meets the criteria for the American Heart Association Heart Checkmark due to the cut only obtaining 2.98 grams of total fat, 1.02 grams of saturated fat, and less than 480 mg of sodium per serving.

 For more information about the nutrition of pork, visit the National Pork Board’s website. For a delicious pork tenderloin recipe and more, click here.

Garlic Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Sweet Potato and Pepper Jumble

Dig into this pork tenderloin dish that's both delicious and nutritious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 3 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 2 scallions


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub each pork tenderloin with the sauce until thoroughly coated.
  • Over high heat, add olive oil to a large cast iron or oven-safe skillet. Sear tenderloin on each side, then add sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, and poblano to the skillet. Top with remaining sauce and place into oven. Roast until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F, about 10 to 15 minutes. Let rest for 3 minutes before slicing and serving. Garnish with scallions.